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Spiral Galaxies are Disappearing

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Astronomers continue to find evidence supporting an important premise of RTB’s creation model, namely that the universe will be habitable by advanced life for only a finite time. Spiral galaxies provide their planetary systems with stability against gravitational disruption and a shield from life-threatening cosmic radiation. Recently, a team of Chinese scientists demonstrated that as the universe ages, the number of spiral galaxies diminishes. Since star formation sustains the spiral structure, this result implies that star formation diminishes as the universe ages. Carried to its logical conclusion, this means the future universe will not produce the stellar or galactic structures required by advanced life. RTB’s cosmic creation model posits that this universe indeed will end but the supernatural Creator of this universe will replace it with a new, eternal one.

o       J. L. Wang et al., “Luminous Infrared Galaxies in the Local Universe,” Astrophysical Journal 649 (2006): 722-29.


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